Wondering how all the celebrities have such long, thick, shiny hair? It seems so effortless for them to look fabulous. Hair extensions can do that for you too. They can give you a look that your natural hair can never achieve. Whether you desire length, volume, or funky color that won’t fade-extensions are the answer.
What are Hair Extensions?
They are additions of human or monofilament hairs that are attached from the base of your hair close to the scalp to create instant volume, texture and length. Once applied, they can be styled, washed and in most cases treated like the rest of your own hair.
As you glance across virtually every print medium there seems to be one thing in common as far as hair styles go. The long hair is everywhere. So what are you supposed to do if you don’t have long hair and you desire long or voluminous hair? Human hair grows about ½” per month, so if your hair is to your ears, it would take almost two years to achieve that ‘hair cascading down your back’ look. Hair extensions offer the opportunity to change your look dramatically in only a few hours.
are several techniques used. The removable extensions use a clip on
method while the semi permanent uses the fusion method also know as
the Thermal bonding System. The temperature, which is approximately
the same temperature as the lowest setting on a standard curling iron,
is used to soften the Keratin (the protein that hair is comprised of
) bond so it can be molded to your natural hair. Unlike other systems,
where glue guns and wax melting pots are used, the applicator allows
for a very clean and precise application. Hair is attached about ¼"
from your scalp and looks totally natural.
Yes. The applied extensions can be colored to match your hair color or to whatever look you so desire. Due to the possible difference in textures and composition of the hair extensions versus your natural hair we recommend getting the color treatment professionally applied.
What about cutting and styling?
Hair styling of the finished extensions is included in the price of the service. You can discuss your required look at the time of the consultation and when the service is performed. You can style your hair using all most all of your current tools etc. We provide you with a care guide and go through it with you.
Who applies the extensions?
Only licensed cosmetologists that have received and been certified in the application of hair extensions. Currently on our staff the following cosmetologists can apply hair extensions:
Jennifer Conroy, Yuri Gonzalez, Debra Hanaway, Jessie Nosek, Norma Rodriguez, Jeanine Vena, Julia Fogerty, Esteban De La Torre & Nikki Ruth.
How long do they last?
Most extensions, when applied properly, will last up to four months. After this the special glue-like bond attached to your natural hair can begin to loosen and fall off. This can be remedied by having touch up extensions applied to replace any that are missing.
How about care and maintenance?